This month, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will be releasing the first beer in a new series.
Knotty Bits is an 8.5 percent ABV wild ale brewed with brettanomyces and aged on sweet and sour cherries and rhubarb.
The beer is the debut release in Dogfish Head’s Wooden… It Be Nice series, a brewery-only series available at the brewery in Milton, Del. and consisting of “three wild ales primed for a 2018 Milton-only release, and more releases to come in future years,” reads a post on the brewery’s website. “[T]he brewers at Dogfish have already hand-bottled over two-thousand cork and caged 375ml bottles, each one hand painted with a special stripe signifying its uniquely crafted touch.”
Knotty Bits will go on sale to the public on Sept. 29 and total of 2,000 bottles will be available for purchase at the brewery.
The second installment in the series, Wet Hop American Summer, will be available in early November—a 7.75-percent ABV farmhouse ale, aged in chardonnay barrels with brettanomyces for over a year, and fresh- hopped with citra hops. A total of 1,500 bottles will be available for purchase at the Milton Brewery, priced at $10 per bottle.
In mid-December, the brewery will release Eastern Seaboard, an 8-percent ABV wild ale brewed with blackberries and beach plums and aged for a year and a half in wine barrels. Eastern Seaboard is bottle conditioned to achieve Champagne-like carbonation and is violet in color. Approximately 2,000 bottles will be available for purchase for $10 per bottle.